On November 27, 2018 Sheridan College was one of the select locations in Ontario to host a screening of Design Canada, a new documentary film following Canada’s heritage of graphic design. The film screened in Sheridan’s SCAET building at the Trafalgar campus, and was well received by guests, students, and faculty.
York/Sheridan third year design student Aloke Pillai has won a $10,000 prize for his mobile interface design in the international 2013 mWomen Design Challenge. The competition – sponsored by Australian Aid, US AID, Qtel and GSMA – challenged designers to create a smartphone interface that first time users can understand quickly and easily (more about the competition here: http://tinyurl.com/aj3ng2u). The challenge was launched in response to studies that suggest that giving smart phones to resource-poor families in Asia and Africa is socially empowering. Aloke was informed about the competition by his father from Qatar – who like the best of fathers saw the word “design” in an article and clipped it to send to his aspiring designer son – and he spent his two week Christmas holiday developing the platform for Android. This was not the first time that Aloke had confronted the challenge of designing technology for social empowerment…. Read More